Genting-bound bus crashes into drain, one seriously injured

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 — A passenger was seriously injured when a tour bus with 22 passengers skidded into a drain at KM3, Batang Kali-Genting road, here, early today.

Hulu Selangor deputy police chief, DSP Zulkifli Bidin when contacted said the 58-year-old victim who suffered a broken right leg and had to be extricated from the bus in the 5am accident was now being treated at Selayang Hospital.

He said the bus driver and a number of passengers had slight injuries.

According to him, it was drizzling when the accident happened after the bus driver tried to avoid a car coming from the opposite direction which had veered into his lane.

He said this caused the bus which was on its way to Genting Highlands from the federal capital to skid and crash into the drain, adding that the bus passengers were all locals.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department’s operations assistant director, Mohamad Sani Harul said they received an emergency call at 5.07am and the rescue team reached the scene of the crash 24 minutes later. — Bernama